Not long ago, my sister wrote about savoring the quiet days at home with her little girls. I absolutely know what she's talking about. Except I'm half way on the other side. I swear I used to have a nine year old boy around here, but I am starting to forget what he looks like . . . . yep, life gets busy.
It's ill-advised to promise your kids a yummy treat without first checking to be certain your pantry holds all of the needed ingredients. But necessity is the mother of invention, right? Did you know that you can make make powdered sugar in your coffee grinder? Yeppers. Just grind up your regular sugar and add a bit of cornstarch. Not quiet the really thing, but it will do in a pinch!
Quick Take Three, courtesy of Avila. She's into everything these days. And talking a bit. She says "'Ol' me! 'ol' me!" and makes this weird milking-a-cow gesture at me when she wants to nurse.
It's not doing much for my self-image.
Double-fisted chocolate delight.
I had a revelation the other day as to why PeterXavier is still not reading. He's only 5 1/2, so I am certainly not concerned. It's just that he so wants to be able. Then I realized that the basic premise of reading is learning, applying, and following rules. Well, shoot. He may never learn! "Rule Following" isn't in his make up. I may have to take a different approach with this one!
(Sort of like his Uncle John who, in this picture, is wearing a cowl on his head!)
Time for some giveaway fun! I am really excited about the little "Fingerless Gloves" I have been making. They have been crazy popular with my kids and now it is fun to see them being a popular item in my Etsy store.
Now it's your turn for a chance at a pair of these fun little accessories! This giveaway is for one pair of either "bridal pink" or "navy blue" 100% wool fingerless gloves, sized 2-6 years (approximately).
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This little girl is such a stinker. She is really developing a little personality and is making the whole family laugh. Despite the fact that she firmly told me "No!" when I suggested the potty to her, and despite the fact that she flung flour all over my kitchen and then peed on it, I'm still pretty sure she's the cutest toddler girl around!
Wow. I haven't done a Yarn Along in a while. Not that I haven't been knitting. Most of my recent projects were Christmas gifts and, therefore, not bloggable. But I have picked up the needles again, after a short break from Christmas overload!
I knit these fun fingerless gloves for PeterXavier and was quickly bombarded with requests from the other children. Thankfully, they're a rather quick knit. Christopher has a pair as well, now, and Gracie has some on the needles. They fancy-schmancy hand painted yarn I am using for her's is a bear to work with, so they are slow going. I can't wait to finish them and be rid of that yarn!
Last night I bought some yummy soft pink Lanaloft to make Bella some gloves. I can't wait to dig into that yarn.
As for reading, it's all been on my awesome new Kindle Fire. In the past couple weeks, I have read the first two books on the Hunger Games trilogy. Without being a spoiler, what's your take on these books? They seem to beg discussion :)
My parents got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas and it's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever owned. But the poor naked little thing needed a cover. Have you priced those things? Um, gag. Wow.
So I pulled out my scissors, my sewing machine, and my goodwill bag and viola!
Totally awesomely free Kindle cover!
(Sure is cuter than the cloth diaper I was wrapping it in before!)
And speaking of free (and why my goodwill bag runneth over) . . .
My fantastically organized closet! Andrew spent a large portion of his Christmas break revamping my seriously disorganized too-messy-for-before-pictures closet into this thing of beauty.
He re-purposed a load of old pallets and it is amazing! As an added bonus of wonderful - it didn't cost a dime! (Except to the stud finder we had to buy since the kids broke the old one. Oops) Love it!